The three advantages to using Max’s tour company were local knowledge, his time management skills, and his ability to communicate and coordinate our hike. Max is an avid hiker, biker, and fisherman in the White Mountains. He knows the terrain well and gave some fantastic recommendations to view several waterfalls in the area after our hike was complete. Prior to starting for the day Max was skilled at setting a plan for the day to avoid the crowds and even find a private lunch spot with a view. This was our first time hiking Mount Washington, his communication made the more challenging parts of the hike fun because we knew what to expect around the next corner. He managed our expectations and knew when to stop to rest, and when to push to the top of the mountain. Max made our hiking experience more enjoyable. I would highly recommend his company and definitely intend to contact him in the future.